Dr. C. Ann Gordon

Dr. C. Ann Gordon

Associate Professor, Director to the Henley Social Sciences Laboratory
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Political Science
Expertise: Fear in America; Natural and Man-Made Disasters; Disaster Preparedness;
Office Location: Roosevelt Hall 259
Office Hours: T/TH 10-11am and by appointment
California State University, Northridge, Bachelor of Arts
Arizona State University, Master of Arts
University of Southern California, Ph.D.


Dr. Ann Gordon is an associate professor of political science. She is the director of the Ludie and David C. Henley Social Sciences Research Laboratory. Dr. Gordon has published five books and numerous articles. She is Co-PI of the ongoing Chapman University Survey of American Fears (CSAF). The CSAF has been featured in over 1,000 print and broadcast media including the New York Times, The Huffington Post, CBS This Morning, Yahoo News, Good Housekeeping, the Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME.”

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Homeland InSecurity : Terrorism, Mass Shootings and the Public (with Kai Hamilton-Gentry) Routledge, March 2021
Fear Itself : the Causes and Consequences of Fear in America, (with Chris Bader, Ed Day and Joseph Baker) New York University Press, March 2020